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Innovative Vaccine Delivery Strategies in Response to a Cholera Outbreak in the Challenging Context of Lake Chilwa. A Rapid Qualitative Assessment

Innovative Vaccine Delivery Strategies in Response to a Cholera Outbreak in the Challenging Context of Lake Chilwa. A Rapid Qualitative Assessment

Author: 
Leonard W. Heyerdahl
Bagrey Ngwira
Rachel Demolis
Gabriel Nyirenda
Maurice Mwesawina
Florentina Rafael
Philippe Cavailler
Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson
Martin Mengel
Bradford D. Gessner
Elise Guillermet
Publication Date
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Affiliation: 

Agence de Médecine Préventive (Heyerdahl, Demolis, Rafael, Cavailler, Le Gargasson, Mengel, Gessner, Guillermet); University of Malawi, College of Medicine (Ngwira, Nyirenda); Ministry of Health Malawi (Mwesawina)

A reactive campaign using 2 doses of Shanchol oral cholera vaccine (OCV) was implemented between February and March 2016 in the Lake Chilwa Region of Malawi in an effort to reach fishing-dependent communities. Three strategies for the second vaccine dose delivery (including delivery by a community leader and self-administration) were used to facilitate vaccine access. From January to March 2016, researchers conducted a rapid qualitative assessment prior to and during the campaign to investigate anticipated and observed acceptability of OCV and delivery strategies among 313 study participants.

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Vaccine Volume 36, Issue 44, 22 October 2018, Pages 6491-6496. Image credit: Aurelie Baumel, MSF, 2016.

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